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Gail sends Info on Tues, Aug 11th Meeting & Marlee sends info on BILBRAY EVENTS! Greg sends all kinds of info on many events!

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:22 AM
Carol- I received this advice from Gail Meckler and she asked that I send it to you for distribution as a follow up to the email you sent out Saturday regarding the meetings. I think it is a good idea to be aware of making sure that the Hillcrest folks get first dibs on all seats. Thank you. Betsy Marro

Elizabeth G. Marro
Email:[address removed]

From: Gail Mackler [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Saturday, August 08,[masked]:05 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Aug. 11 meeting

When I spoke on Wednesday with the Hillcrest Town Council woman, Nancy, I asked her if the general community was invited to come to the meeting. She said everyone was welcome to come but she asked that the members of the Hillcrest community be allowed to sit up front and ask their questions before anyone else. That seemed reasonable to mesince this was not announced as a Susan Davis Town Hall meeting. It is their monthly
town council and we don't want to take it over.......but I do think getting there early and bringing signs would be ok.
See you there.



----- Original Message -----
From: Marilee McLean
To: Marilee Mclean
Sent: Saturday, August 08,[masked]:22 PM
Subject: Last chances: Bilbray leaves town on Friday!

Hello! I do think it's important that we take advantage of the few opportunities we have to converse with our Congressman....especially on as issue as important as Healthcare!
I have actually attended two recent (and rarely offered) events where Bilbray was the guest speaker and I was happy to hear him entertain comments from all perspectives on this issue. (he probably won't take our comments to heart but at least he listened respectfully!)
The important benefit of speaking "truth to power" is not so much that Bilbray pays's an excellent opportunity for us to present our perspective to others in the audience who may not otherwise hear our point of view. I've learned alot from other audience members at both of the events I attended and I encourage you to try to "catch up" with Bilbray this week if you can. You CAN make a difference even if it's just by nodding your head in agreement to someone else's comment!

Unfortunately the only opportunity we have in our area is at an SB/DM Optimist breakfast on Wednesday morning at 7am!! The other events are in Rancho Bernardo and Clairemont. (see attachment for details on all three events) I just called to "reserve a spot in back" and was told that the room is filling up quickly......but the chairman did accept my "reservation". I and other Democrats would love for you to join us!
Thanks! Marilee

Washington D.C.--North County Congressman Brian Bilbray will be speaking at the community coffees listed below. Constituents from the 50th Congressional District are encouraged to join Congressman Bilbray for a discussion on current happenings in Washington, D.C. and issues affecting the residents of California's 50th Congressional District.

Monday, August 10, 2009
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific
LOCATION: LiveWell San Diego, 4425 Bannock Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific
LOCATION: Ed Brown Senior Center, 18402 West Bernardo Dr., San Diego, CA 92127

also......Wednesday morning, August 12
The DM Village Voice/ Carmel Valley News / RSF____, in its July 30 edition on p. 15 says the Bilbray will be the "guest speaker at the DM/SB Optimist Club's breakfast meeting on Wed. Aug. 12 at 7 am. at Denny's, 2203 Via de la Valle. Guests are not only welcome, they are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Charles Pease ... at[masked]-6136...."

From Greg Bolian

Greetings OFA members,

Congress is on recess and the health care debate is heating up!

President Obama is committed to enacting comprehensive health reform this year that lowers costs, guarantees choice of doctors and plans, and assures quality affordable health care for all Americans. Locally, School Board President Sheila Jackson and School Board Vice President Richard Barrera recently attended an OFA meeting to show their support for real health care reform and a public option.

Insurance companies are pushing back hard and a massive publicity campaign is in full swing. We need to make our voices heard. Please add your voice to the health care debate.Here are a few simple things that you can do.

Contact Your Representatives

Please contact Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to urge them to support a public option for health care. If you are in Susan Davis' district please contact her as well. They need to hear from you!

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Barbara Boxer

Rep Susan Davis

To determine your Representative in the House and their contact information please go to the following website and input your address.

Sunday, August 9 City Fest

The San Diego Democratic Club will have a booth at City Fest. We will be distributing information about Health Care reform and gathering support for President Obama. Additionally we will be registering voters. If you would like to volunteer for a couple of hours then please contact us to let us know what time you would like to volunteer.

When: Sunday, August 9 from 12pm to 8pm
Where: SDDC Booth #2 at the corner of Pennsylvania and 5th Ave
RSVP: Linda at [address removed]

Tuesday, August 11 Hillcrest Town Council - Susan Davis

The Hillcrest Town Council will be meeting Tuesday. Special guest, US Congressional Representative Susan Davis will discuss Universal Health Care. Learn more about the proposed program and ask your questions. Across the nation there have been choreographed protests sponsored by lobbyists against health care reform. Please come to voice your support for Universal Health Care. Let's show them San Diego wants health care reform and a public option!

When: Tuesday, August 11 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Where: Joyce Beers Community Center
1220 Cleveland Ave, Hillcrest 92103
Behind Trader Joes

RSVP: For more information

Tell Your Story

One of the key components in the health care debate is personal stories from citizens about their health care experiences. If you have a compelling story, good or bad, then please share it!


Sign the Petition

The White House has a new health care website. Please go online and sign the White House Petition:

We support health reform that follows these principles:

Protect families? financial health
Assure affordable, quality health coverage for all Americans
Provide portability of coverage
Guarantee choice of doctors
Invest in prevention and wellness
Improve patient safety and quality of care
End barriers to coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions
Reduce long-term growth of health costs for businesses and government

Saturday, August 29 Susan Davis Event

US Congressional Representative Susan Davis will be discussing Universal Health Care at a town hall meeting. Learn more about the proposed program and ask your questions. Susan has stated that she is hearing from opponents but not much from supporters of health care reform. Make our voices heard. Please come to show your support for Universal Health Care!

When: Saturday, August 29 at 1pm
Where: Spring Valley Library, 836 Kempton St, Spring Valley 91977

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